Posts by Dirk

    We buy about 300 NetDCUA5 every year. We use the version with WinCE 6 on board. The license sticker is always on board and there is no problem so far.
    BUT: we have on customer who buys about 10 generators with the NetDCUA5 inside every year. This customer insists that he also receives a written license document. Is it possible to get a license document for WinCE together with the NetDCUA5?


    We are using NetDcuA5 with WinCE.
    We use SD cards to store data which should be available even after power down.

    This works fine so far.

    My question is: which SD cards can be used?
    We have the rule that we have to use SD cards which MUST NOT be SDHC cards, and the maximum allowed capacity is 2GB.
    Is this rule correct?
    Which SD cards can be used with WinCE?
    What is the maximum capacitiy we can use?


    Okay, when using "HKLM\Drivers\builtin\NetDCUA5" I can see CAN1 and CAN2.
    I will start to use CAN bus in my application as described in the document.

    Thank you

    I found a documet

    Software Documentation
    F&S CAN Driver
    Version 2.06
    2015 03 23

    but this seems to be for the PicoCOM only.
    Is there anything like that for the NetDCUA5?


    I want to start using the CAN-Bus interface of the NetDCUA5.
    The CAN driver is already existing on the NetDCUA5?

    Where do I get a manual about how to activate the driver and how to use it in my application?
    Does any example code exist?


    I read the PCN concerning the EOL of the used EON flash.

    "We will use Micron MT29F1G08ABADAWP:D in future. Bootloader and BSPs from F&S for WEC6,7,2013 and Linux are supporting this flash since 04/2014."

    Does this modification has any influence to form, fit, function of the NetDcuA5?

    I tested it and it works. Thank you.
    Where can I find and download the Device Driver documentation?

    This is a working display setting for an EDT ET0700G8DH6:

    reg open \drivers\display\LCD
    reg create key mode108
    reg set value name string "ET0700G8DH6"
    reg set value BLW dword 153
    reg set value HSW dword 63
    reg set value ELW dword 40
    reg set value BFW dword 33
    reg set value VSW dword 2
    reg set value EFW dword 10
    reg set value msignal dword 2
    reg set value rows dword 480
    reg set value LPP dword 480
    reg set value width dword 156
    reg set value height dword 96
    reg set value contrastenable dword 0
    reg set value contrastvalue dword 0
    reg set value type dword 6
    reg set value config dword 0x00700000
    reg set value columns dword 800
    reg set value PPL dword 800
    reg set value bpp dword 16
    reg set value lcdclk dword 33
    reg set value EnableCursor dword 0
    display mode set 108
    reg save

    We are using the NetDcuA5, connected to a 800x480 TFT display.
    Up to now we used an EDT display, supplied by GLYN: ET0700G0DH6.
    This TFT was changed to: ET0700G8DH6
    Using the same settings I now have shadows on my display. The supplier told me that I have to "invert the Pixel Clock".
    How can I invert the Pixel clock?
    Which of the registry settings of the display do I have to modify?


    Sorry, it was a silly question from myside to ask how to use WinNDCUCfg for this. Clear now.

    In the registry I can set the "DefaultDir". Okay so far, all users have access to this folder and ist sub-folders and no access to other folders. Great.
    But if I wish to create an user who is allowed to have access to all folders (something like an administrator), but only for one user, and all other users should only be able to access the "DefaultDir", is this possible?


    THANK YOU for your answer.

    How do you do other configuratons - can you add the commands there?

    We just run the WinNDCUCfg to make all neccessary registry settings and copy the files neccessary for the application into the FFSDISK folder. That's all.

    Why not?

    How can I use the WinNDCUCfg to set the usernames and passwords for the FTP?

    Not for the general system but for FTPD, refer -> userlist

    This works fine for users without a Password. It would be exactly what I am looking for if I could set a password for each user. Is this possible? How?
    I used the registry entry and I tried to create a user with a password by setting this registry entry to "user:password". But this does not work.


    I am using a VNC connection to connect to the NetDCUA5 over the Internet. It works fine but the question is: How can the user change the settings of the Ethernet (IP, DHCP, ...)?
    I know I can change this values inside the registry and that works. But how do I get the values from the customer?
    Is it possible to start the "ETHNETA Settings" from my application?


    Using ndcucfg to set usernames and passwords works fine.
    BUT: How can I set the username and password from inside my application? Or how can it be set without starting the ndcucfg?
    I want to set the same usernames and passwords for all NetDCUA5 we build into our generators and this usernames and passwords should be set automatically, it should not be necessary during manufacturing to start the netdcucfg.
    Can it be set using the WinNDCUCfg?
    Best solution would be to set it from my application.

    Another question: Is it possible to give different users different access rights to folders inside the NetDCUA5?
    If yes, how can this be done?


    Sorry for that, but let me list the details again:
    1. I connected this board to 3 different PC/Laptop, running either with Windows 7 or Windows 8, all of them 64bit Professional versions
    2. None of this 3 PC/Laptop has a problem connecting to NetDCUA5 or NetDCU9 boards, beside to this one NetDCUA5 which leads to the "Unknown device" message on all 3 PC/Laptop
    3. The issue arised before erasing the flash.
    4. The drivers are correctly installed, I get an USB connection to all other NetDCUA5 and NetDCU9
    5. I tried what was suggested: I did what I could find with Google and tried to install an unsigned driver on the Windows7 System but this did not change anything.
    6. I had the same issue in the past with one board and this could be solved by resetting the whole board including the registry to the factory Default. But this did not help for this board. This was the first Thing we tried but with no success.

    What to do next?
    And please be so kind and don't ask me again to reinstall the drive. The driver works, the HW works, I have no problem to connect aother NetDCUA5 to one of this 3 PC/Laptop. I only have a problem with one board. So I can not belive that this is caused by a driver or the OS or the HW of the PC/Laptop.

    I tried to update the driver. The operating system searched online for a newer version. Maybe it found something but then a message come up:

    Fehler beim Installieren der Treibersoftware für das Gerät.
    Es wurde Treibersoftware für das Gerät gefunden, aber bei der Installation ist ein Fehler
    Unknown Device
    Dieses Gerät wurde angehalten, weil es Fehler gemeldet hat. (Code 43)

    I manually selcted the "FS Board" Driver for this Unknown device, and the driver was intstalled for this device.

    Now, after power off/on, I get an "FSBoardUSB Driver" in the section USB-Controller after plugging in the USB cable. But there is a "!" in a yellow triangle on this device. And if I check the settings, I find the message "Das Gerät kann nicht gestartet werden. (Code 10)".
    And the following informations:

    Treiberanbieter: F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH
    Treiberdatum: 06.07.2011
    Signaturgeber: Nicht digital signiert

    And still the message "USB-Gerät wurde nicht erkannt" if I plug in the USB cable.

    In the device manager an "Unknown Device" in the section "USB-Controller" is added. ActiveSync is NOT working with THIS device. Doesn't matter if I use the starterkit or our own adapter. BOTH, the starterkit and our own adapter work fine with other NetDCUA5, so this issue has nothing to do with our HW but with this board.
    It won't help to install the kernel via Ethernet because the USB port is used in our application. I need to connect to the board via USB and ActiveSync or WindowsMobileDeviceCenter.
    Do you think there is any other chance but to send the board back to F&S?



    I enered the "DU" command in the NetDCUA5 and the board answered with:
    HW-Watchdog: DELAYED
    Waiting for USB download

    I plugged the USB wire into the PC and the PC answered with "USB-Gerät wurde nicht erkannt"

    Nothing else happened and the USB led in the NetDCUUSB-Loader 2.4.0 stayed red.

    After some time the board sends this message:

    NetDCUA5 - WindowsCE Bootloader

    :> DU
    HW-Watchdog: DELAYED
    Waiting for USB download
    Microsoft Windows CE Bootloader Common Library Version 1.2 Built Feb 2 2015 16:06:34
    Microsoft Windows CE Bootloader for NetDCUA5 Built Feb 3 2015
    Portions copyright (c) 2012 F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH
    Boot Loader, Version 1.3
    NBoot, Version VN12
    HW rev. 1.20

    HW-Watchdog: ON
    System ready!
    Preparing for download...
    Press >S< to step into monitor...
    HW-Watchdog: DELAYED

    NetDCUA5 - WindowsCE Bootloader


    Tried it with different USB ports, but the result is always the same.